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Equality Objective

Equalities and Communities Action Plan

 

The school has identified the following strategies that are specifically designed to address equality issues:

 



 

ISSUE

ACTION

OWNER

TIMEFRAME

INTENDED OUTCOME

1

Develop an understanding and respect for the main religions and any other religion celebrated in the school community so that our children are better prepared to live in a diverse and increasingly interdependent society

·         Half termly assemblies led by faith members with religious artefacts then displayed in the library

 

All staff

2018 – 2019

Academic year

School and local community respect each other’s faiths

2

Develop awareness and appreciation of children living in a different and more deprived culture

·         Links with a school in Honduras AFE.

·         School Council raise money for the school

·         Director of the school visits Fulmer Infant school once a year to thank the children and to describe the lives of the children in Honduras

·         Every two years children in Year 2 participate in a live radio programme Radio Christmas with other participating schools to raise money for AFE and Street Children in Honduras

All staff

2018 – 2019

Academic year

School and local community have an enhanced awareness and respect for other deprived cultures and communities

3

Develop the well being and mental health of the children

·         Gill Davey a former member of the PRU and a bereavement counsellor volunteers every Thursday to support children with behaviour and mental health issues

·         HT to encourage teachers to use the free support service for schools which is advertised in the staff room, Employee Assistance Number 08008824102

HT

2018 -2019

Improved mental health and well being of children and staff at the school

4

Develop the SMSC curriculum taking into account British Values

·         Ensure that all subject areas reflect cultural diversity and respect for others.

·         Use RE & PSHE as models for best practice in developing an inclusive curriculum.

·         Use multi cultural resources to ensure pupils enhance their understanding of different religions and cultures.

·         Make use of positive role models in the classroom to develop the self esteem of vulnerable groups and the respect of all for diversity within the community.

All staff

2018 - 2019 Academic year

A curriculum that enhances the teaching of Equalities and Community Cohesion in school.

5

Equalising opportunities

Recognising that some of the groups covered in this policy are likely to be economically disadvantaged

 

·         Ensure school uniform is affordable

·         Avoid putting parents under unnecessary financial pressure

·         Promote the take-up of extra-curricular opportunities with the use of premium money for premium children and Go for It money for those not eligible for premium money

·         Ensure that the school charging policy is appropriate

·         Monitor take-up of extra-curricular opportunities.

Headteacher

Ongoing

All children have equal access to all extra-curricular activities.

6

Addressing the full range of learning needs

Recognising that some of the groups covered in this policy are more likely to under-achieve

·         Ensure curriculum is relevant

·         Ensure appropriate teaching styles and classroom organisation

·         Planning is based on earlier learning

·         Track pupil progress and identify under-performing and put in place extra support

All staff

On going

Gaps are closed

7

Making the school accessible to all

Recognising that some children and adults have disabilities

 

·         Disabled toilet

·         All areas of school and hall accessible via ramps

HT

On going

School is accessible to those with physical disabilities

8

Ensuring fair and equal treatment of staff and others

Recognising that the school needs to ensure that policies and practice do not discriminate, directly or indirectly, against adults as well as pupils in the school and that positive role models and a wider perspective will strengthen the school

·         Ensure non-discriminatory recruitment and employment practices

·         Promote dignity at work

·         Encourage the development of all staff

HT

On going

Sound sense of well being in school

 

 

ISSUE

ACTION

OWNER

TIMEFRAME

INTENDED OUTCOME

9

Monitoring and evaluating the policy

Recognising that the strength of this policy depends upon ensuring that everyone is actively implementing it so that gaps and the need for further development will arise from effective evaluation

 

·         All staff and governors involved

·         Monitor and review practice

HT & Govs

Ongoing

All policies give due regard to the promotion of all aspects of equality.